On Friday 25th October 130 of our Y11 students had a break from their usual GCSE diet and became Sixth Formers for the day experiencing a range of A level lessons as part of our advice and guidance on selecting the right path for themselves post-16. The students enjoyed being immersed in a wide range of A Level experiences from Maths investigations into what differentiation is and why we need to use it, to English where they explored how Margaret Atwood and Mary Shelley use the motif of three main dreams to convey meaning. In Biology students negotiated a series of practical experiments including dissection of a locust to explore what makes a good investigation while in German they looked at popular culture and politics to explore new vocabulary and gain an insight into modern Germany. Drama students analysed the work of Berkoff and his representations of the dirty underbelly of society and the Chemists experimented with transition metals investigating how their different energy levels influenced the part of the spectrum that was absorbed and therefore their colour. The students really enjoyed the day and the insight it gave into life as a Sixth Form student at John Masefield. The day will be followed up with discussions with a member of the Sixth Form team in early November to discuss further their subject choices.